Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 17 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.

Hammond v. Sheets

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-691 6th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: (1) Whether the federal courts below correctly decided to exclude Petitioner’s evidence provided in support of the factual basis of his claim that ineffective assistance of counsel violated his Sixth Amendment rights during his state trial; (2) whether Ohio law operated to establish a right to assistance of counsel in post-conviction proceedings, as well as a right to effective assistance of counsel through the Sixth Amendment, or whether it operates to excuse procedural defaults bringing a substantive claim of ineffective assistance of counsel in an initial-review collateral proceeding where there was either no counsel or ineffective counsel; (3) whether the federal courts below correctly decided that sufficient evidence supports Petitioner’s conviction for rape as required by due process guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment.

DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 16 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 7, 2013)
Jan 2 2013Waiver of right of respondent Michael Sheets, Warden to respond filed.
Jan 16 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Mar 27 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 12, 2013.
Apr 15 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 19, 2013.
Apr 22 2013Response Requested . (Due May 22, 2013)
May 3 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including June 21, 2013.
Jun 21 2013Brief of respondent Michael Sheets, Warden in opposition filed.
Jul 10 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 30, 2013.
Jul 13 2013Reply of petitioner Joseph Hammond filed. (Distributed)
Oct 7 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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